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I am new to mushroom hunting and I believe I found wine caps but want a second opinion before eating them. Found in South Indiana today, growing out of woodchips on a lawn. Purple tinted gills and purple spores. Any help is appreciated!

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Almost certainly Stropharia rugosoannulata, Wine Cap Stropharia. Other species of Stropharia also have dark purplish spore prints. But, the large size, the "cogwheel" annuli, and occurrence in spring all support this species ID. 

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6 minutes ago, Dave W said:

Almost certainly Stropharia rugosoannulata, Wine Cap Stropharia. Other species of Stropharia also have dark purplish spore prints. But, the large size, the "cogwheel" annuli, and occurrence in spring all support this species ID. 

Thank you Dave! This is very helpful. Online lots of recipes mainly show the younger caps in photo- are the mature caps also good to eat?

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Young example are best. Mature versions may have stems that are kinda fibrous. If so, maybe dice the stems into small pieces. The ones seen i the photos looks good. 

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